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Let’s Have a Giveaway!

I think it is high time that we have a giveaway here at Dine and Dish. Don’t you agree? My dear and enormously creative friend, Julie, recently opened an Etsy store to showcase her fun and whimsical new aprons. She brought me over one last week as a gift and I knew just then and there that one of her half aprons would be the perfect first Dine and Dish giveaway. Julie’s aprons are high quality, well crafted, and they have so much personality… just exactly what we want in the kitchen!

I thought and thought and thought about how I should conduct this giveaway when it hit me. I need some help from you all, and if you help me you will be entered into the drawing to win the “Honey I’m Home” apron from Julie’s store, Simply Aprons.

I recently started a weekly column over at the family friendly site, Blogged In. The new column is a fun one and is all about weekend cooking. Our weekday schedules are hectic, but as time passes and the kids get older and more involved in things, the weekends are catching right up. The new column, Dishing It Up Weekend Style, gives me the chance to share some of our favorite weekend menus with you. The concept is to share ideas that will help families to gather around the table, even on the weekends when the door is revolving with people running in and out.

This is where you come in. I would love to have you share with me some of your favorite weekend recipes. In return, I will promote your blog and recipes in my column giving you complete credit, and you will be entered to win the prize. Please take the steps below to be entered to win:

  • First, visit Julie’s Etsy store and take a look at her gorgeous aprons. She will be adding more designs soon, so go ahead and bookmark it now as a favorite. Oh – and Mother’s Day is coming up! Julie’s aprons make a great gift for Mom!
  • Email me at kristen at dineanddish dot net (replace at with @ and dot with .). In your email include the link to at least one main dish recipe and one side dish or dessert recipe that you think makes a great weekend dish. In the email, please include:

Your name and your blog name (with link)
The names of your recipes, including the permalink to where they are on your blog
A written note within the email that gives me permission to link back to your blog through my column, and if you are oay with it, to use your recipe photo on the printable recipe sheet (with credit back to you).

  • Leave a comment in the comments section of this post saying that you have emailed me your recipes and would like to be included in the drawing
  • All entries to win this apron must be received by 11pm CST, Friday, May 9th. The random drawing will be held on Saturday, May 10th and the winner will be notified by email.

I am excited to see what kind of things you all cook up on the weekends! Thanks for participating.

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  1. Hi, I emailed you and I’d love to be included in your drawing. Thank you! :)

  2. Hi Kristen, I just emailed you my info. This is so much fun! Oh, and Julie’s aprons are just the cutest ever!

  3. Email coming for draw. Please watch for it.

    Thanx again.

  4. I love this! I wish I could enter, that apron is adorable.

  5. Hi Kristen,
    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! And glad it brought me here–just in time for a contest, no less! The apron is adorable.

    I’ve just emailed an entry to you for your contest. What a great idea!

    Now, back to browsing. . . :)

  6. I’m about to send you my email with my recipes. Fun contest!! Love the aprons!

  7. Hi Karen,

    Thank’s for droping by my blog, sooo love yours, very pretty and awesome pictures, want to join the contest, but do you ship outside your country? *incase I would win* :D, but I think I’m gonna join any way.

  8. I sent you an email…


  9. I just sent you an email.

    These fun aprons remind me of the ones my mom and grandmother used to wear!

  10. Very cool apron. I used to sew when I was younger. It takes a lot of talent to make something like that. Very nice. My mom would love an apron like that.

  11. Kristen, Thank you for visiting my site and for the compliments. I really like yours too! I would be happy to be part of the next give-away. Just email me and let me know the scoop!

    By the way, I don’t know if you saw it, but I am a new food blogger as well. I have been doing it for only a few months now. I love it. Check it out at: http://artandaioli.blogspot.com/
    I will look for a good recipe for your current drawing too!


  12. email coming for the draw. thanks.

  13. Love the aprons. What a great give away!

  14. Lovely aprons! Just sent you my entry!

  15. What beautiful creative aprons! I sent you an email too :-)

  16. Oops, I tried to leave a comment yesterday but I guess it didn’t go through. I sent an entry to you, and Julie’s aprons are wonderful!

  17. I love that apron and have sent you an email. What a fun idea!

  18. I’m just sending you an e-mail now. I’d like to be entered in the draw!

  19. I just sent you an e-mail. Hope you like some of the recipes! Add me in the drawing!

  20. This sounds great! Please add me to the drawing… I just sent you a few suggestions.

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